Cyrus the Great A Biography of Kingship
Galen A Thinking Doctor in Imperial Rome
Agrippa II The Last of the Herods
Herod King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans
By Lynette Mitchell
June 30, 2023
Cyrus the Great was a celebrity of the ancient world, the founder of one of the first world empires in the ancient Near East, whose life and deeds were celebrated through the many stories told about him, then and for millennia. This book offers an analysis of these stories, locating them within ...
By Vivian Nutton
May 20, 2020
This volume offers a comprehensive biography of the Roman physician Galen, and explores his activities and ideas as a doctor and intellectual, as well as his reception in later centuries. Nutton’s wide-ranging study surveys Galen's early life and medical education, as well as his later career in ...
By David Jacobson
July 04, 2019
Agrippa II is the first comprehensive biography of the last descendant of Herod the Great to rule as a client king of Rome. Agrippa was the last king to assume responsibility for the management of the Temple in Jerusalem, and he ultimately saw its destruction in the Judaean-Roman War. This study ...
By Thomas H. Watkins
June 27, 2018
This volume examines the life and career of L. Munatius Plancus, and through him, explores the tumultuous final years of the Roman Republic. Plancus had very active and lengthy political career, from his initial appearance on the staff of Julius Caesar in Gaul in 54BC at least through the ...
By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher
August 31, 2017
Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today. ...